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Gronkowski Retires at 29

Gronkowski Retires at 29

Sydney Denham, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

Robert Gronkowski — New England Patriots tight end — announced his retirement this past Sunday via an Instagram post. As an avid Patriots fan hailing from Boston, this news was quite upsetting for me. In spite of my personal disappointment, I believe this is the best decision for him. He has retire...

Just Do It… or Just Don’t

Just Do It… or Just Don’t

Rasheeda Campbell, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

Nike’s class act slogan, “Just Do It,” gained a new meaning when the footwear giant decided to team up with the polarizing Colin Kaepernick. In my eyes, it’s best move Nike could’ve made, although some others can’t say the same.   I completely support Nike and Kaepernick. Alth...

It’s Disrespecting Our Anthem

It’s Disrespecting Our Anthem

Shabib Afzal, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017

Ever since Donald Trump has been elected, it is seemingly impossible for almost anything to not become politicized, regardless of what that thing is. Sports are no exception to this. While the national anthem protests started with Colin Kaepernick while president Obama was in office, these protests h...

Kneeling in the Right Direction

Kneeling in the Right Direction

Janan Razzaq-Premdas, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2017

Recently, President Donald Trump has directed his attention to NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. He said that if the NFL keeps allowing players to protest, the league’s business is “going to hell.” I believe these players have absolutely every right to protest and their reasons ar...

Public remains disappointed with NFL after various incidents

Public remains disappointed with NFL after various incidents

Amanda Umpierrez, Staff Writer

September 24, 2014

Throughout the past two weeks, the N.F.L. has undergone intense scrutiny over the high profile abuse cases involving Ray Rice, Jonathan Dwyer and Adrian Peterson. Responding to the headlines, N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell has been requested to resign by the public, and fans have quickly started to...

No reason for NFL to sue M.I.A.

Samantha Albanese, Entertainment Editor

October 2, 2013

M.I.A is being sued by the NFL for $1.5 million as a result of her notorious stunt during the Super Bowl 46 half-time performance with Madonna’s “Give Me All Your Luvin” where she flipped M.I.A is being sued by the NFL for $1.5 million as a result of her notorious stunt during the Super Bowl 46 half-...

University invites NFL executive

Matt Tedino, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2013

The University held an event management forum, where a National Football League executive spoke to students about his primary responsibilities and what it takes to work in event management for the NFL. Senior Vice President of Events in the NFL, Frank Supovitz told students gathered in the D’Angelo...

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